Novotel Sydney International Airport Blog

March 22, 2019

Places to Go and Things to Do Near Sydney International Airport

Finding things to do in Sydney beyond the bustling CBD is one of the best ways of getting to know the city, beneath the hustle and bustle of typical tourist locations. So here’s a rundown of places and activities that you need to experience in your next visit to Sydney.

Starting from your arrival, drop off your luggage at one of the hotels nearby Sydney International or Domestic Airport - Mercure Sydney International Airport, located within minutes of the airport so perfect for those of you looking for a noise-free yet convenient stay. Take a short and quiet walk alongside Cooks River through Cahill Park to Wolli Creek, the nearest station before jumping on a direct train to Bondi Beach for the iconic Bondi to Coogee walk.

Bondi to Coogee Walk

There’s no beating the experience of seeing Sydney Beaches when the sun is warming up your skin and the water shimmering in the brightest blue shade. Whether you’re in Summer and the sun is in full power or when it’s cool in Winter, you’re sure to leave feeling on top of the world. Considered the jewel of Sydney, everything you need to know about the laid-back Australian lifestyle is here.

Staying near the airport puts you at an advantage for convenient transport, but here’s a page documenting everything you need to know for when you alight at one of Sydney’s most famous stations. On arriving at Bondi Junction, take a short bus ride to the beach.

The walk itself extends for 6 kilometres and features stunning views, beaches, bays, cliffs and rock pools. It’s a medium grade urban walk making it suitable for most visitors. This is a must do whether you’re in Sydney for a short business trip or whether you’re here for a longer visit.

Experience Modern Australian Dining

For a visit of any length, be sure to pop into the Seasons Restaurant, one of the finest places to eat near Sydney Airport to experience a modern venue with Modern Australian dishes. Lunch at the bar is from 10am to 4pm whereas Dinner is available from 6pm to 9pm. For the bar experience, stop by The Bradly for a cocktail or drink. 

Brighton Le Sands

This is a personal favourite and a gem so close to the airport. It has a more suburban feel, leaving the crowds behind whilst not having to sacrifice the beautiful views that Sydney is so well known for. It takes about 1-2 hours to take a walk along the beach and explore the whole area. Did we mention there’s great food and cafes around?

Centennial Park

Centennial Parklands has so much to offer the traveller and yet it is so underrated. From Mercure International Airport, simply head to Wolli Creek Station for a short train trip under 10 minutes to arrive at Central Station. A short 10 minute bus trip on Eddy Ave takes you to the Parklands for seeing the exotic native parkland, full of green vistas. There’s so much beauty to experience here from the vast green plains to the peacefulness of a wildlife oasis. 

Retail Therapy

For any conference or stay, if you have a few hours to spend, head to Bondi Junction Westfield (before doing the Bondi to Coogee walk) for some serious and indulgent retail therapy. You’ll find Sydney’s best selection of shops here so be sure to pop in if you have some spare time.

There’s so much to Sydney!

While Sydney CBD is beautiful as much as it is iconic, don’t let the sights outside of the CBD slip away. From iconic beaches to parklands, from wildlife to Sydney’s best rock pools, spend your next visit at Mercure Sydney International Airport and we’ll be glad to provide you further information.

Check out our website here for more information about your next stay in Sydney and our exciting stay, park and flight offer at Mercure Sydney International Airport!